As previously announced by Information Systems, computing network maintenance will take place at Wake Forest on Saturday, Aug. 2. During the maintenance, the University’s Wake Alert emergency notification system will remain operating. Some temporary changes will be in place with the Wake Alert system during the maintenance set for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
If an emergency were to occur at Wake Forest, the University Police Department would be able to send text messages to all registered to receive them, activate the outdoor alert system and the cable TV alert system.
Communications and External Relations (CER) would be able to provide critically important updates on the Wake Alert website at wakealert.wfu.edu, post a notice at the top of the University’s website, send voice mail messages to faculty and staff, use the Wake Alert Twitter account and other University social media, and place messages on the Weather and Emergency Phone Line (758-5935). Email will not be used for emergency messaging during the maintenance.
The University’s computing network cannot be used to access the University website or Wake Alert website during the maintenance. Faculty, staff, students and others on campus would have to use off-campus networks to do so. For example, a person on campus could use a mobile device to access the Wake Alert website, using a service provider such as AT&T or Verizon.